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// January 27, 2011

life. and how to have one.
HOW TO AVOID ROOMMATE CONFLICT
MENTAL CHALLENGE
STuDEnTS TEST THEIr
KnOWLEDGE On TrIVIa nIGHT
REBELLIOUS LOVE
Q&a WITH TruCKSTOP
HOnEyMOOn
PICKING UP THE MESS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
January 27, 2011 // volume 8, issue 16
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to discover the moth in my book bin when I
reached for a book. I informed my fearless
roommate and she swiftly removed the
thing from my presence. All I had to do
was offer her a bribe of a vanilla ice cream
cone and problem solved.
Not all problems can be solved with
bribes. Some of my roommates tend to
drag me into what we call “a black hole
of fun.” They pull me into conversations
about celebrity gossip and the homework
I’m supposed to be doing doesn’t get
started until hours later. My solution is
to keep my bedroom door closed and to
pretend not to hear them when they call
my name. This may come across as rude,
but I think we’re still friends.
Luckily, my roommates and I haven’t run
into a lot of problems. The sink is never full
of dishes and the noise control is usually
under control. But if your roommate’s
behavior really gets on your nervous, learn
how to address the problem by checking
out Jacque’s story on page 8.
Someone’s alarm may go off at 2 a.m.
when she’s not home and her door’s
locked. The house may get destroyed every
weekend. But as long as my roommates
have my back when a moth is lurking
around my room, I don’t mind a little noise
or mess every now and then.
THE STAFF
EDITOR // MOLLY MARTIN
ASSOCIATE EDITOR // JONATHAN HERMES
DESIGNER // ALExANdRA AvILA
CONTACT // ALExANdRA ESPOSITO, CAROLINE KRAFT, NICOLE LEvIN
MANUAL // GABRIELLE SCHOCK, JENNIFER dIdONATO,
LINdSEY SIEGELE
NOTICE // SARAH WEAvER, BECKY HOWLETT, SARAH CHAMP,
MANdY MATNEY
PLAY // BEN CHIPMAN, MICHAEL BEdNAR, LINdSEY dEITER
HEALTH // JUSTINE PATTON, ELLIOT METZ, JACK RAFFERTY
CONTRIBUTORS // MIKE ANdERSON, MICHELLE MACBAIN,
BRITTANY NELSON, SAvANNAH ABBOTT, CHANCE CARMICHAEL,
LANdON MCdONALd, ALEx TRETBAR, ZACK MARSH, BRITTANY
CLAMPITT, CHELSEA THENO
CREATIVE CONSULTANT // CAROL HOLSTEAd
After spending winter break in New York
City, coming back to Lawrence was weird.
My temporary home in Brooklyn was so
quiet and quaint. I felt like one of the grown
ups, with a daily routine of commuting to
the city and being in bed by 11 p.m. But in
Lawrence, no such structure exists, and I
have my 10 roommates to thank for that.
As I walked into my house last Sunday,
I found oranges and a crumpled tablecloth
in the doorway. New Year’s Eve decorations
were on the kitchen table. The bathroom
was out of toilet paper and a light was
burned out. Coming home to a house in such
disarray may bother others, but I’m pretty
laidback. I’d rather focus on how great my
roommates are than nitpick the little things
that bother me.
One day a bat-sized moth crawled under
my closed bedroom door. I have a moth
phobia, a paralyzing fear I have struggled
with since childhood. I screamed and ran out
of the room. When I returned hours later, I
assumed the ugly, flying creature was gone.
I took a nap and started my homework, only MOLLY MARTIN | EdITOR
CALENdAR
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> Tackle the sticky world of relationships.
kansas in heat // MOVING IN TOGETHER
a. Here’s a st ory. A 25-year-ol d, Ki m,
met a man, Mat t . They f el l i n l ove and
deci ded t o move i n t oget her af t er t wo
years. Financially, the move benefited both,
and they were basi cal l y l i vi ng together
anyway. Three years pass and Ki m and
Matt decide to breakup. Both thought the
split would be easy - it’s not like they were
marri ed. However, thi s breakup was not
only a separation of individuals, it was a
separation of things. Kim and Matt fought
over everythi ng they bought together for
their “home”: a new TV, sofa, dishes, shower
curtain, even Christmas decorations. But
splitting up the two cats, their “babies” that
they adopted while they were in love, was
the most pai nful for the ex-coupl e. Thi s
breakup felt like a divorce.
Do not move i n wi t h your si gni f i cant
other until there is a lifelong commitment
made to each other! I’ m not sayi ng you
have to be engaged or married, but you must
have an understanding that the person with
whom you sign that lease, buy those new
household items, or share anything close to
babies, will be with you for the rest of your
life. Can you be 100% sure of this lifelong
commitment after only 18 months? You are
young and your life will change considerably
i n your twenti es! Pl ease consi der what
happened to Kim and Matt, and many other
coupl es, and what coul d happen to you
before you make that commitment to play
house with your boyfriend!

// MICHELLE MACBAIN
Q. My boyfriend of 18 months says that we should move into a place together so that we
can save money and not have to worry about new roommates. Should I move in with him?
Mike Anderson, Dellwood, Minn. graduate student, is the host of Kansas in Heat, a talk show about sex and re-
lationships that airs Wednesdays at 11 p.m. on KJHK, 90.7fm and at kjhk.org. Michelle MacBain is his co-host.
a. It is a bit of a tough call not knowing the
situation a little better, but living together
is not just a big step, it is a huge step. I
know you thi nk you probabl y know hi m
by now but 18 months isn’t that long. A
whol e l ot of smal l confl i cts can sprout
up when you l i ve wi th someone, and i f
your relationship is not at a level where
it can take those struggles then it might
suffer. My worry is that living with your
boyfri end wi l l produce more negati ves
than posi ti ves. What are the benefi ts?
Maybe you get to pay less in rent, but you
can always get a roommate. So what if you
don’t know your roommate? He/she will be
a lot easier to split from than a boyfriend.
T h e l i f e o f a c o l l e g e
student is stressful enough as it is; you
don’t need the stress of living with an ex-
boyfriend that you can’t get rid of because
you signed a year lease. If he threatens to
leave you because you won’t live with him,
then I say let him leave. Enjoy the college
experience. If you are dead set on living
wi th hi m then pl ease get the shortest
lease you can find. Some might say that
the experience of trying to live together
might make you a better person and allow
you to have a better understandi ng of
what you want in a partner, but you are
young. You will be able to figure that stuff
out in less painful ways.

// MIKE ANDERSON
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> Two people. Five questions. See how they stack up.
FIVE QUESTIONS // KIMBERLY TAYLOR & EMILY GNEFKOW
Kimberly Taylor
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iTem. WhAT is iT?
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feel sexY?
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piCkup liNe?
A delicious scarf, especially for a long fight! Cosmopolitan and headphones. i like to sit next to strangers and read sex
articles to see how uncomfortable it makes them.
high heels defnitely make me feel sexy. They help with both posture and
attitude.
i feel sexy when i wear a tight skirt and heels. They make my legs look
amazing. i also enjoy wearing matching underwear under a t-shirt and
jeans because i’m the only one who knows how hot i really look under
my clothes.
i would like to visit Tokyo, do a pizza-tasting tour of New York City, attend
a masquerade ball and open a diner.
i would like to open a bakery. i want to travel before i decide where, but i
could see myself opening a bakery on the east Coast. my focus is cakes
and cupcakes. Cupcake bakeries are a trend that i love, but i want to
make custom cakes and wedding cakes, too.
photography: i love taking photos of my friends and taking photos for my
blog.
i guess you could say baking is a natural gift since i taught myself. i can
make some badass frosting without a recipe. i’m also really good at fnd-
ing shapes in clouds and drinking ungodly amounts of coffee.
i never use pickup lines, but when i speak to people i try to make good
eye contact. The eyes are the window to the soul. i really believe that.
i don’t know. i’m usually the one being hit on. One time, a customer at
pita pit was firting with me and said i was the best pita maker ever.
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Q&A // Katie euliss of trucKstop Honeymoon
Katie Euliss is a musician in the band Truckstop Honeymoon, which she fronts with her husband, Mike West. The bluegrass duo established a
home base in New Orleans, but Hurricane Katrina fooded their home in the Lower 9th Ward and forced them to move. Whenever they’re not touring,
Lawrence is home. The band will be performing in Colorado, Oklahoma and Manhattan, Kan., through February and will be back in Lawrence in time
for the Mardi Gras Parade, a tradition that they started.
Katie spoke with Jayplay about “hillbilly-soul,” touring the world and real-life inspirations.
Truckstop Honeymoon — that’s quite a name.
Is there a story behind it?
Oh yes, there is a story. Mike and I got married
in Louisiana on Valentine’s Day at the city court
and then we went to a gig that night, unceremo-
niously. On our way back from the gig we were
too tired and we stopped at the Tiger Truck
Stop, where there were real, live tigers, pacing
in cages, and slept for a few hours parked in
our car. That was our honeymoon night. It was
very romantic.
How would you describe your music?
It’s a really eclectic mix. It’s kind of a bluegrass-
y, country, and hillbilly kind of combination. Like
hillbilly-soul, how about that?
I like that. So how did you get into this type of
music?
I used to be a busker on the streets of New Or-
leans. Mike is from England and he was in bands
over there. Then he got into country music more
when he immigrated to the States. Then we got
together and it was a really good combination
of backgrounds.
You guys have toured all over the world, travel-
ing throughout the United States, Europe and
Australia. What has been the most memorable
place?
There are memorable places everywhere we go.
Family Act: Musicians and married couple Katie
Euliss and Mike West take their act on the road,
or across the sea, as often as they can, and their
kids are along for the ride. Tey fnd inspiration
for their songs from real-life experiences that
would normally go unnoticed.
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We have been to some amazing places. I think
the south island of New Zealand was the most
beautiful place that we’ve been. But we’ve had
some funny times, you know, strange, sleepless
times playing on boats, on ferries crossing wa-
ters in different places. We’ve played at some
festivals in other countries that blew our minds.
What motivates you to go to such far-away
places?
Well, New Zealand, I always wanted to go there,
since I was a kid. With the nature of our work,
the magic of it is I can just go, “OK, who are the
people that we know who are musicians that
have ever been there.” There’s work for musi-
cians almost everywhere. You just start digging
around and suddenly we have a whole bunch of
gigs down there we can do. You make friends
and fans, and then you’ve got this great net-
work of people everywhere you go. And Aus-
tralia, what an awesome place full of amazing
musicians. The counterculture is thriving; it’s so
good.
What do you think of the college atmosphere
here?
It seems to be a good diverse scene and it
seems very supportive of music and arts, which
makes me very happy. As far as that goes, we’re
raising our kids here, so for them to walk down-
town and to be surrounded by things that have
been created and sort of catered to a very artis-
tic, intellectual community is a really good thing.
I like that there are like 84 coffee shops and fve
ice cream parlors and plenty of bookstores. And
record stores, we’ve got plenty of those, too.
How do you juggle family life with making mu-
sic and touring?
You don’t sleep much. The kids go with us ev-
erywhere. They defnitely are our main priority
and we do everything as a family. When we
tour, they’re right there with us. Their well being
is always frst on our list. We just go from there.
It’s been a great adventure so far. We’re having
a good time with it. We have four kids and they
go to a school in town when we’re in town.
Who are your musical infuences?
We love our old country stuff. I love, and Mike
does too, really old R&B stuff. We’re kind of all
over the map with what we like. When some-
body is just playing from the soul, usually their
stuff is pretty appealing. We’re not big fans of
new country or top 40 crap or anything like that.
We like old jazz, and there are defnitely some
golden eras of good music. We have some good
disco records.
What inspires you to write songs? I think your
songs are so original and funny; I get a kick out
of them.
Real life. You have to provide your own comic
relief sometimes. Sometimes stuff just needs to
be said. Sometimes stuff just needs to be made
into a song. Otherwise, it goes by unnoticed or
too ordinary or something. Or something may
seem so outlandish or unbelievable but it’s
so common you don’t realize how many other
people have certain experiences in common.
Then you put those experiences in a song and
you build a bridge between people. It’s fun. Our
kids inspire us, the world around us and travel-
ing. People and what they’re going through are
really inspiring.
What can Jayplay readers expect from your
most recent album Homemade Haircut?
It’s sort of full of love songs and it’s sort of full of
rebellious refection. There’s a lot of great music
on that record. There’s a really awesome local
piano player named Harry Miller; he’s a great
musician. We’ve got some horns on there. It’s a
pretty soulful record for a hillbilly duo. It’s pretty
good. We’ve had nothing but great feedback on
it, so I’m proud of it.
What advice do you have for college kids in
Lawrence who are in local bands?
Don’t stop playing. Being sober is really helpful.
You can be a legend for a long time in your mind
if you’re intoxicated. But the sobering truth of
where you’re really at is an important thing to
look at. I can defnitely say with a sober life you
get a lot more done, and your music and your
writing changes and everything.
// MOLLY MARTIN
FEATURE
Nick Barry thought living with four other
guys would be great. He would be able to do
whatever he wanted. It would be like a big
party all the time. “Plus, I fgured we didn’t
have to deal with any drama since it was just
us guys,” Barry, St. Louis, Mo., senior says. “I
was wrong.”
Within the frst six months of their lease,
Barry’s iPod was stolen by one of his roommates,
another one of his roommates threw up on his
bed during a party and someone who decided
to swap the detergent with bleach ruined his
clothes. “There was constant drama in our
house,” Barry says. “I put up with it until I
walked in on one of my roommates having sex
with some girl on my bed after I had asked
everybody to stay out of my room.” Later that
day Barry packed up his stuff and moved in
with another friend from school.
Living with other people is a part of college
life. Sometimes, it’s a good experience. Other
times, like in Barry’s case, it’s not so great.
Learning how to handle roommates before you
move in will help make your experience a good
one.
Seriously? Living with someone is not always fun and games. It is helpful to come up with a personal
list of what you are looking for in a potential roommate. Tis can help you avoid future conficts and
awkward roommate situations.
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FoR staRteRs: the list
Choosing a roommate is a big decision and
it’s important to choose carefully because you
could be stuck with your decision for the next
year. Just because you like somebody doesn’t
mean the person will make a good roommate.
“The best way to decide whether or not you
and a potential roommate will be a good ft is
to make a list of what is important to you in a
roommate and decide what your needs and
desires are,” says Kathie Nichols, a Lawrence
child and family psychologist.
The list needs to be specifc, Nichols says.
If you only study between midnight and 2 a.m.
because you work late, you need to write that
down. If your potential roommate happens to
be a big partier, you might have problems with
your schedules. If you want roommates who do
their own dishes on a daily basis so the kitchen
stays clean, you need to write that down.
“Writing every little detail down may seem like
you are overdoing it, but you can avoid a lot of
problems up front if you take the time to do it,”
Nichols says.
After both you and your potential roommate
each make a list, you need to sit down and
compare them. There is always room for
compromise, but if you notice big differences in
what each of you want, maybe living together
isn’t such a great idea.
Nick Torres and his cousin, Jessie Torres,
moved in with each other last July without
making the list. They found out the hard way
just how different they really were after they
started living together. “We had different ideas
about everything,” Nick Torres, Overland Park
senior, says. “We didn’t agree on cleaning the
apartment, who could come over and how we
would divide groceries.”
Nick says Jessie always invited his friends
over and they would eat all of their food. “It
pissed me off because they didn’t help pay for
groceries so all my money basically went to
feed his friends.”
Jessie says that he and Nick make great
cousins, but not great roommates. “I think we
will get along much better after we don’t live
together anymore,” Jessie, Wichita junior,
says. “We just have different ideas about how
we should do things so we don’t mesh well.”
FRieND oR Foe?
When deciding to move out on your own,
choosing to live with a close friend can seem
like a great idea. However, living with a close
friend can have its downfalls, too. Just ask
Jessica Novak and her best friend, Chloe
Sanders.
When Novak and Sanders decided they
were both attending KU after high school, they
were thrilled. “We started apartment hunting
right away,” Novak, Kansas City senior, says.
“We were so excited. We didn’t think about
anything except how fun it was going to be.”
That is until they actually moved into their two-
bedroom apartment at Hawks Pointe. They
both started to discover things about each
other they didn’t like in a roommate.
“We have been inseparable since grade
school, so we fgured we knew everything
about each other. But we quickly realized that
// JACQUE WEBER
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Fighting words: When confronting a
roommate, talk openly about your
feelings without accusations.
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wasn’t the case,” Sanders, Kansas City senior,
says. Sanders says that she and Novak had
different ways of cleaning and doing dishes
that caused problems they hadn’t expected. “I
am very anal about rinsing out the dishes right
after I use them so when it’s time to do dishes
the food isn’t all caked on and gross,” Sanders
says.
Novak would often forget to rinse her dishes
out, leaving a mess for Sanders when she got
home from school or work. “I didn’t want to
cause problems with our friendship so I would
just keep my feelings about the dirtiness to
myself,” Sanders says.
Sanders continued to let her feelings build
up until she snapped at her best friend one
day over leaving the living room light on. “I
wasn’t even mad about the light, but I had let
so much stuff build up that I couldn’t keep it in
anymore,” Sanders says. “I said a lot of things
I didn’t mean and it really hurt our relationship
for awhile.”
After their lease was up, Sanders and
Novak both agreed to live with other people.
“We are still best friends today,” Novak says.
“We just didn’t make great roommates.”
Tracy Ochester, a psychologist at Ochester
Psychological Services in Leawood, Kan., says
much money do we expect to spend each
week on groceries? Are we going to split
household items as well, like cleaning supplies
and detergent?
Next on the list: household duties. You need
to decide who will clean what and how often.
“If someone has a job that they hate doing,
maybe you can compromise and switch jobs
with them,” Nichols says. “Then if you have a
job that you aren’t great at or hate doing they
can take over that responsibility.”
In addition to the big issues, Ochester says
it’s important to discuss every little detail you
can think of because those can often turn into
big deals later. She says some of the things
may seem odd to talk about, but chances are
you will encounter the situation once you
move in.
Ask: Are we going to share shower supplies
or each buy our own? Are we going to share
toilet paper? Are we going to put our towels
together in the bathroom? How often can
my friends come over? How often can my
boyfriend stay over?
While it’s good to be picky, Ochester says
it’s important to remain fexible and open to
new ideas because you may be living with
people who are different from you and have
different backgrounds or ideas about how
things should be done.
Before Shannon Mills and Nicole Harris
moved in together in August, they talked about
everything they could think of. “ T a l k i n g
about everything before moving in together
has worked out great for us and helped us
avoid a lot of confict,” Mills, Wichita junior,
says. Mills says that many of their other
friends ended up in bad roommate situations
because they didn’t communicate well before
they moved in together.
ding, ding, ding: round one
Living with a roommate is a challenging
experience and one that teaches you a lot
about responsibility. It’s important to learn to
effectively handle roommate conficts.
The best way to solve a problem is to
communicate often and assertively, which
is saying something in a direct but nice way,
says Ochester, the Kansas City psychologist.
“You may think you are being nice to your
roommate by not saying anything, but all you
are doing is letting your resentment build up
inside of you.”
Ochester says that people often take their
anger out on something unrelated to the issue,
like slamming cabinet doors in the kitchen or
Sanders and Novak’s situation is common for
college students. She says you need to take
a practical look at your friends when deciding
whether or not to live together.
“It’s often harder to communicate your
feelings about something you’re not happy
with to a friend because you are afraid to hurt
their feelings,” Ochester says.
Talk iT ouT
Once you have made your lists and decided
that you and your roommate are a good ft, you
need to talk about how everything is going to
be done in your new home. If you don’t, you’re
sure to have conficts.
Nichols, the Lawrence psychologist,
says it’s good to sit down with your future
roommate before moving in and talk about
your expectations and guidelines or rules for
the house. Money issues need to be sorted out
up front, says Nichols. She says that money
can cause a lot of stress for students if each
party isn’t clear about the expectations.
Ask: How do you plan on paying rent and
bills? Are you going to have a steady income
coming in? Who is going to be in charge of the
bills? When will rent and bill money be due?
Are we going to split groceries equally? How
giving dirty looks to their roommate, rather than
confronting the real issue. “If your roommate
doesn’t know why you are mad, then the issue
will never get resolved.”
Instead, Ochester says you need to start
by fnding a way to express your feelings to
your roommate in behavioral terms, instead of
making accusations about him or her.
You should tell him or her exactly how you
feel using “I” statements. “Using ‘I’ statements
is helpful because it doesn’t make people shut
down and put up a wall,” Ochester says. Name
calling is always arguable, which won’t help
solve your problems.
Avoid the words “never” and “always”
(i.e. “You ALWAYS leave dirty dishes in the
sink!”) because people rarely always or never
do anything, and that will shift the argument
away from the actual issue to whether your
roommate always or never does something.
After letting your roommate know how you
feel about the situation, you need to offer a
solution that will suit you both. “Maybe they
just are not the type of person who does their
dishes right after they use them, so you can
compromise by saying they need to be done
before they go to bed instead,” Ochester
says.
If you go through these steps and you still
cannot resolve the issue, Ochester says it’s
time to put a consequence in place that fts the
situation. Using the dishes example, Ochester
recommends telling your roommate that you
aren’t going to wash his or her dishes anymore
and that you would appreciate it if she didn’t
use your dishes since they aren’t being
cleaned. If a week goes by and the dishes
aren’t done, tell your roommate that you are
going to put them in his or her room because
you don’t think you deserve to live with a flthy
kitchen.
If the extreme solution doesn’t work, it may
be time to consider new living arrangements.
Ochester says that it might be easier to
salvage the relationship once you are not
living together.
“If there is one thing I think people need
to remember about having a roommate, it
is that being nice is not the same thing as
being genuine and real,” Ochester says.
Expressing your true feelings and being open
to communication and change will help your
living experience be a good one.
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// STAYING AWAKE IN CLASS
THAT’S DISGUSTING // CHEWING TOBACCO
> If you’re going to do it, be smart.
> Dude...gross.
It’s 10:30 a.m. and you fnd yourself sitting
in class, struggling to stay awake. You slowly
drift away, opening your eyes every so often
to notice the jumbled mess of notes on your
page that you won’t be able to read later. If
this sounds familiar, you may need to re-think
your daily routines.
Juliana Sechi says waking up an hour
earlier than normal helps boost your energy
levels. It may seem odd to cut down on
your sleep, but the extra hour allows you
to get ready for the day and get energized.
“Exercising for 20 minutes in the morning
will signifcantly boost your energy levels,”
says Sechi, a registered dietitian from Dallas,
Texas. “If you can take a walk or jog outside
you will get fresh air, which will help even
more.”
Before heading off to school, Sechi says
it’s important to eat a healthy breakfast. She
suggests foods like cereal, oatmeal and
fruit because they give you energy and help
you stay focused. Sechi says that drinks with
caffeine, like coffee and tea, can also help you
stay alert during class.
Karah Mills, Falls City, Neb., sophomore, says
she starts off each school day by eating a bowl
of maple and brown sugar oatmeal and a piece
of fruit, usually an apple or a banana. “If I don’t
eat a good, healthy breakfast in the morning, I
feel sluggish and sleepy for the rest of the day,”
Mills says.
// JACQUE WEBER
You snooze, you lose: Starting of your day with
exercise, a healthy breakfast and cafeine will give
you more energy for the day.
Nasty habit: Chewing tobacco may be cool among
young people, but such an addiction may lead to
future health problems and cancer.
Contributed photo
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What you put in your mouth may kill you.
The Oral Cancer Foundation says that more
than 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral
or pharyngeal cancer this year, leading to more
than 8,000 deaths.
Chewing and smokeless tobaccos can
cause numerous health problems, such as gum
disease, increased blood pressure, cancers
of the mouth and throat, heart disease and
pancreatic cancer. Brian Hill, executive director
of the Oral Cancer Foundation, says that people
often start using chewing and smokeless
tobacco because they fall victim to peer
pressure, their environment and what they
see on TV.
Devin Biggs says he tried chewing tobacco
once in high school because his friends were
doing it. “I didn’t like it. I think it’s a disgusting
habit and I wouldn’t ever try it again,” says
Biggs, Topeka freshman. “People will pay for
it later in life when they have health problems
and cancer.”
Hill says the introduction of new products
on the market is causing a signifcant increase
in the number of younger generations using
smokeless tobacco. “Products resembling
Tic Tacs and breath-mint strips are turning the
smokeless tobacco industry into a whole new
world that we didn’t expect,” Hill says. “Even
though the newer products seem better for
your health, people need to understand that
they are all addicting and will cause health
problems later in life.”
// JACQUE WEBER
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PLAY
STAGE PRESENCE // TYLER GREGORY
> Rising stars. Feel free to swoon.
On a sunny afternoon or after the bartenders
start fnal call, you can be sure to fnd Tyler
Gregory strumming his guitar or banjo and
kicking his stomp box on one of the street
corners on Massachusetts Street.
Gregory, a Wamego native, moved to
Lawrence three years ago for the music. Now
Gregory doesn’t just share his music on the
streets, he also has graced the stages of local
venues such as The Jackpot and The Replay
Lounge. He says he has been performing
on the street since he was 16 and loves it
because it’s good practice and gets him a
revolving audience.
While Gregory does a lot of his
performances solo, he also collaborates
with other musicians depending on the show.
He says lately he’s been performing with an
upright bass player, a mandolin player and
another banjo player.
This winter you won’t fnd Gregory on
the streets of Lawrence; he’ll be too busy
recording an album, but you can see him
every Wednesday night at The Jazzhaus, 926
½ Massachusetts Street, where he hosts and
performs at open mic night.
Check out his music at: http://www.myspace.
com/tylergreg
// KATE LARRABEE
Stompbox Serenade: Tyler Gregory brings his
slice of americana roots music to Te Jazzhaus.
Gregory hosts and performs open mic night every
Wednesday.
Photo by Christopher Good.
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Other triva hOt spOts
If you have an unquenchable thirst for
useless facts and fgures and the desire to put
your knowledge to the test, you’re not alone.
From Wheel of Fortune to Who Wants to Be
a Millionaire, trivia is a widespread form of
entertainment, pervading our television sets,
computer screens, and day-to-day interactions
with random trivia. It’s this kind of knowledge
that trivia nights around Lawrence thrive on,
and there’s no shortage of events like these
in the area. So if you’re ready to assemble a
team and rack your brain for obscure nuggets
of information, here are some places you can
go to compete.
Brainville trivia
Scott McDaniels, host of Brainville trivia,
started hosting trivia in 1999 with Tom Conroy,
who owns Conroy’s Pub and still hosts trivia
there on Wednesday nights. There were no
trivia events in the area at the time, and when
they frst got together, McDaniels said they
were simply looking for something fun to do.
“We just thought we’d do it one time and
we’d never do it again. We never thought for a
second that 12 years later every week we’d still
be running a game,” McDaniels says.
Brainville is set up in a laid-back pub quiz
format, with teams of any size answering
eight rounds of seven questions. Each round’s
topic varies from current events to the latest
Hollywood gossip, and the winning team goes
home with $25. But it’s clear that most teams
are there to enjoy the camaraderie, paired with
some light competition, of course.
“It’s kind of a step up from just going out
to just get wasted; you actually stop to be
engaged,” says Chelsea Chaffn, Lawrence
graduate student. “It’s funny, because I suck at
trivia but I still really enjoy talking to my friends
who are really good at it and every once in
awhile trying to come up with an answer.
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Smart fun: Many bars and restaurants in Law-
rence host trivia nights each week for those who
are game, such as Live Team Trivia at Jeferson’s
every Tuesday.
Quiz time: Trivia nights ofer an alternate form
of nightlife entertainment for Lawremce residents
who are looking to test their knowledge and so-
cialize with friends.
Photo Illustration | Chris Bronson
Photo Illustration | Chris Bronson
TRIVIAL PURSUITS
TesT your gaming skills aT Trivia nighTs.
live team trivia

This trivia event is one of several in the area
sponsored by Challenge Entertainment, all
of which are free to play and include rounds
of 3 questions, each in 3 different categories.
Players continue to eat, drink and socialize as
the host, Dell Johnston, asks questions and
plays upbeat music while teams brainstorm.
Johnston, who’s been hosting this event for a
little over a year, says trivia is a valuable aspect
of Lawrence nightlife.
“It’s a mental challenge. You can bring
your friends, so things you might not be that
knowledgeable about, your friends might be,
and vice versa. It’s good entertainment; it’s
engaging entertainment,” Johnston says.
Teams play for free and compete for a
chance to win a $50, $20 or $10 gift certifcates
to Jefferson’s. The bar is often full of veteran
teams as well as newcomers like Joe Zlatnik,
a Rossville graduate student, who came in to
grab a bite to eat with his friends and ended
up staying to test their trivia knowledge. Zlatnik
says he isn’t a trivia regular but could see
himself becoming one.
“If you got a group of people
together and asked people to do it who
had different areas of knowledge, it’d
probably be pretty fun,” Zlatnik says.
>> Live Action Pub Trivia Show at Conroy’s
7 p.m. every Wednesday at Conroy’s
Pub, 3115 W 6th St.
This event, hosted by Tom Conroy, one of
the founders of the Lawrence trivia
scene, is free to play and winners split
the admissions pool.
>> Trivia Night at Dempsey’s – 9 p.m. every
Wednesday at Dempsey’s Irish Burger
Pub, 623 Vermont St.
Free to play with winners receiving gift
certifcates to Dempsey’s.
>> Trivia Night at the Yacht Club – 6:30 p.m.
every Monday at the Yacht Club Sports
Bar & Grill, 530 Wisconsin St.
Free to play with winners receiving gift
certifcates to the Yacht Club.
8 p.m. every frst and third Wednesday of
the month at Johnny’s Tavern West, 721
Wakarusa Drive
8 p.m. every second and fourth
Wednesday of the month at Johnny’s
Tavern North, 410 N 2nd St
8 p.m. every Tuesday at Jefferson’s,
743 Mass St.
>
>
smackdOwn! trivia
The very name of this trivia event suggests
intensity, and indeed, there’s a very competitive
vibe among the teams at this live trivia event.
Smackdown host Andy Morton, who started
the event in 2000, has seen the competition
evolve from 4-5 teams to 18-20 teams of all
ages stepping in to outsmart their opponents.
Morton, who adds to the aggressive,
interactive atmosphere with his share of jokes
and jibes, says it’s a win-win for everyone
involved, despite the rowdy competition.
“Bars like it because it’s good for business;
players like it because not only is it social but
it also allows them to vomit up some of the
useless facts that they have accumulated over
the years,” Morton says.
Players’ $5 cover contributes to the prize
that the winners take home at the end of the
night, and Morton says it’s all good clean fun in
the end.
We always tell new teams to try it a few
times before they give up,” Morton says.
“There’s no shortage of trivia options in town.
Shop around, you’ll fnd one.”
8 p.m. every Sunday at the Bottleneck,
737 New Hampshire St.
>
>
// AMANDA SORELL
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MOVIE rEVIEw // The Green horneT
MusIc rEVIEw // SmiTh WeSTernS – Dye iT
BlonDe
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2011 (FaT PoSSum)
> Hollywood hits, indie ficks and everything in between.
> KJHK’s weekly guide to sonic consumption.
If the movie-going public is suffering from
superhero fatigue, blame it on flms like the new
Seth Rogen vehicle The Green Hornet. What
could have been a wry send-up of comic book
cinema quickly devolves into a series of limp
visual gags, seemingly ad-libbed dialogue and
unlikeable characters. The flm’s transgressions
seem all the more grievous given the glut of
talent involved, notably Superbad scribes
Rogen and Evan Goldberg and director Michel
Gondry, whose creative mojo has foundered
since helming Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind in 2004.
The plot kicks in with the death of newspaper
mogul James Reid (Tom Wilkinson), a tragedy
that leaves his hard-partying son Britt (Rogen)
charged with the task of running his media
empire. At frst the spoiled Britt, whose abject
self-loathing and banal daddy issues make him
seem like Tony Stark’s bitchy little brother, has
no intention of succeeding his old man.
But that quickly changes when he befriends
Kato (Jay Chou), his father’s former manservant
whose skills include a mastery of all martial
arts and the ability to make Rogen clap his
hands and giggle with stoned delight every
time a new trick is revealed. After a drunken
scheme to desecrate the elder Reid’s grave
results in the thwarting of a gang of muggers,
the two are soon patrolling the streets of Los
Angeles as masked vigilantes.
The Hornet’s adversary is an insecure
crime lord, played with manic gusto by
Christoph Waltz in a role that goes nowhere
despite the Oscar winner’s efforts to
overcome the anemic material. The idea
of a super-villain going through a midlife
crisis is a hilarious concept, but it doesn’t
work here. The weakest actor in The Green
Hornet is Cameron Diaz, who all but exhausts
her shtick as the Hornet’s token cougar of
a secretary. She’s the personifcation of the
movie itself: overexposed, underwritten and
way too eager to please.
Smith Westerns released their debut LP The
Smith Westerns on HoZac Records back in June
2009, and despite the album’s extreme (likely
unlistenable to some) lo-f recording quality,
listeners latched onto the damaged guitar
hooks and feel-good garage-pop aesthetic.
The group maintains its unique take on pop
with the latest offering Dye It Blonde, but the
album is noticeably crisper and less drowned
in chunky distortion. I fell in love with the
blaring, compressed guitar tones on the debut
LP, but simply attributed them to the method of
recording. Dye It Blonde is cleaner but it still
offers that charming dirt.
Opener “Weekend” begins with a bubbly lead
guitar lick that recalls ‘60s pop and ‘70s glam.
The sound is in line with that of present-day dirty
garage rockers Black Lips, but the Westerns
come off as less destructively drunk and more
concerned with the beautiful simplicity of youth
and the young love that comes with it. The guitar
tone on “Fallen In Love” is up one of the darker
alleys of The Beatles’ trademark sound (think
“Taxman” and “Helter Skelter”), and “Smile”
resides in David Bowie’s vein of glam-pop.
Many of today’s bands are undoubtedly
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recreating the vintage tones and styles of
their chosen predecessors, particularly
within the modern revival of garage and
psychedelic rock. Smith Westerns may look
far into the past for infuences, but the subject
matter on Dye It Blonde is that of timeless
youth and bittersweet boy-girl tales. On “End
of the Night,” singer/guitarist Cullen Omori
boils young desire down to a simple phrase:
“Everybody wants to be a star on Saturday
night.”
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